Digicel Fiji launches MyCash

Digicel has today launched MyCash, a mobile wallet that gives Fijians access to digital money. The new mobile wallet allows customers to send and receive money at no fees locally, receive money from abroad, make payments via QR codes, and pay bills, all from the comfort and safety of their phone anywhere they are. Digicel says people can top up …

Interview – Cherie Lagakali, GFCE Pacific Liaison

Written by: GFCE Secretariat Source: The Global Cyber Expertise Magazine Issue 8 In October 2020 the GFCE appointed Cherie Lagakali as its first regional Pacific Liaison, to lead the scoping and design of a new GFCE Pacific Hub. Cherie’s appointment follows the outcomes of the GFCE’s first regional Pacific meeting, held in Melbourne in February 2020. This regional meeting identified …

Digital Pasifik

Digital Pasifik was launched earlier this week at National Library Te Puna Matāuranga o Aotearoa, hosted by the Australian High Commission. Digital Pasifik is a virtual museum that has opened the doors to the richness and diversity of Pacific culture. The launch was celebrated the Pacific Way with talanoa, food and dance. Hon Jan Tinetti and Hon Poto Williams from …

Pacific Leadership in Internet Governance

Written by Maureen Hilyard Board members of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC): 2018–2020 COVID-19 created great upheaval globally but throughout and continuing, the Pacific continues to demonstrate the resiliency that has developed over years of overcoming the many natural disasters that are a constant for the many island communities within the region. One particular IT organisation …

The commitment that led to Coral Sea Cable Repeater ‘R1219’

Blog write-up by Suzanne Moli Orudiana Out there in the deep blue ocean, with it’s location pointed by the red pointer in the first picture, lies repeater “R1219″. Repeater “R1219” has been named “Suzanne Moli Orudiana”. I dedicate this repeater to my Dad, Mr. Reuben Moli, and Father-in law, Fr. Peter Noel Orudiana. Without their support, I would not have …

Introduction to IGF for Pacific Women

By Letitia Masaea The Second Pacific Women in ICT Virtual (PICwICT) Meetup saw an introduction to IGF with a panel of regional women IGF experts. A total of 18 Pacific Women in ICT attended to listen, learn and collaborate online. Sylvia Cadena, IGF MAG member and Head of Programs at the APNIC Foundation; spoke on her experience with the Global …

DC-SIDS meet at the Global Internet Governance Forum

By Maureen Hilyard DYNAMIC COALITION OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (DC-SIDS) IN THE INTERNET ECONOMY IGF SESSION REPORT — FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 2020 After a welcome by Tracy Hackshaw (Caribbean) and Maureen Hilyard (Pacific)- co-founders of DC-SIDS, a short tribute to the memory of Marilyn Cade was presented to acknowledge a special women who gave so much of her time …

A New Standard for Pacific Cybercrime Legislation

In 2016, the government of Vanuatu was rushing to address what was seen by politicians and senior bureaucrats as a rising tide of increasingly intemperate talk, bullying and unwanted information on the internet. This coincided with a global effort by the executive of the International Telecommunications Union, or ITU. Without a mandate from its members, it set out to create a …

Virtual Network Security Workshop for local IT technical engineers

A virtual weeklong workshop conducted by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) for local IT technical engineers is currently underway. The workshop aims to examine the elements involved in establishing and maintaining security for a network, and building an understanding and familiarity with the operations. Device and network infrastructure will also be examined in the training with a focus …

The GFCE looks to the Pacific!

The GFCE has appointed Cherie Lagakali as the GFCE’s first Pacific Liaison. This role and appointment follows the GFCE’s first Pacific Regional Meeting, held in Melbourne in February 2020 and in the margins of the OCSC-GCSCC 2020 Global Cybersecurity Capacity Building Conference. The GFCE Pacific Regional Meeting provided an opportunity for donors, project implementers and Pacific Island nations to discuss common goals, …